For the second game in a row, the Philadelphia 76ers found themselves in a one-possession game in the final seconds. This time around, they needed to hold on to the lead as the Atlanta Hawks had an opportunity to steal a victory. Atlanta failed to get a shot to go as time winded down, and the Sixers managed to walk away with a 98-96 victory.
Friday night's slate of NBA games was jam-packed with storylines. Joel Embiid and the Philadelphia 76ers headed to the Peach State to take on Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks for the first time since last season's Eastern Conference semifinals. The top two teams in the West clashed as the Golden State Warriors cooled off the red-hot Phoenix Suns.
In a post-game edition of the Talking About Podcast, Sean Kennedy and Adio Royster discuss the Sixers’ 98-96 win in Atlanta. They give Joel Embiid his flowers for a dominant two-way performance and praise the consistency Seth Curry has brought to the table this season. While it wasn’t quite “All-Star buzz” Tyrese Maxey tonight, were there enough flashes that he and Embiid are starting to figure out their on-court partnership?